Put into dollars, that's $8B raised in 556 deals during the first 9 months of 2018, compared to $5.5B in 586 deals during the same period last year.
Digital health companies in the United States raised $4.9 billion in 2017 with the remaining $2.3 billion coming from other countries.
The third quarter VC funding came to $1.5B in 227 deals, a 38 percent decrease compared to the record $2.4B raised in 194 deals in Q2 2017.
That's up from $3 billion from 286 deals in the same period last year, representing a 36 percent year-over-year growth.
The amount of cash invested in digital health companies has almost doubled quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), going from $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.